- An example of a saturation is a sponge full of water.
- An example of a saturation is a wall painted a deep red.
- a saturating or being saturated
- the degree of purity of a color, as measured by its freedom from mixture with white; intensity of hue
- the condition of a magnetic substance that has been magnetized to the maximum
Origin of saturationLate Latin saturatio
- a. The act or process of saturating.b. The condition of being saturated.c. The condition of being full to or beyond satisfaction; satiety.
- Physics A state of a ferromagnetic substance in which an increase in applied magnetic field strength does not produce an increase in magnetization.
- Chemistry The state of a compound or solution that is fully saturated.
- Meteorology A condition in which air at a specific temperature contains all the water vapor it can hold; 100 percent relative humidity.
- Vividness of hue; degree of difference from a gray of the same lightness or brightness. Also called intensity. See Table at color.
- Intensive shelling or bombing of a military target to achieve total destruction.
- The flooding of a market with all of a commodity that consumers can purchase.
(usually uncountable, plural saturations)
- the act of saturating or the process of being saturated
- (physics) the condition in which, after a sufficient increase in a causal force, no further increase in the resultant effect is possible; e.g. the state of a ferromagnetic material that cannot be further magnetized
- (chemistry) the state of a saturated solution
- (chemistry) the state of an organic compound that has no double or triple bonds
- (meteorology) the state of the atmosphere when it is saturated with water vapour; 100% humidity
- (art) the intensity or vividness of a colour
- intense bombing of a military target with the aim of destroying it
- the flooding of a market with all of a product that can be sold
- (music) an effect on the sound of an electric guitar, used primarily in heavy metal music
saturation - Computer Definition
(1) On magnetic media, a condition in which the magnetizable particles are completely aligned and a more powerful writing signal will not improve the reading back.
(2) In a bipolar transistor, a condition in which the current on the gate (the trigger) is equal to or greater than what is necessary to close the switch.
(3) In a diode, a condition in which the diode is fully conducting.
(4) In a color, the amount of pure pigment it contains. For example, a fully saturated red would be pure red. The less saturated, the more pastel the appearance. See HSB, HSL, chroma, luminance and hue.
saturation - Investment & Finance Definition
A point in a product’s life cycle when it is widely distributed. In order to sell more units, a company has to come up with a new, innovative marketing strategy to make the product appear fresh. Saturation likely is accompanied by widespread competition and pricing pressure.